Belfast Telegraph

Enterprise train hit by breakdown

By David Young

A train packed with tourists travelling from Belfast to Dublin broke down three times on its journey last night - finally giving up the ghost at Malahide, north of Dublin.

Passengers were transferred to a DART service to finish their journey at 11pm, two hours later than scheduled.

Belfast journalist and author Henry McDonald, on his way to do a radio interview in Dublin, described the incident as "embarrassing".

"As a regular rail traveller to Dublin I'm used to the service breaking down, but this must have left an appalling impression on tourists visiting the country," he said.

Translink confirmed the breakdown of the 7.05pm Enterprise from Belfast to Dublin.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused to passengers. Translink offers a delay/repay compensation scheme, and passengers should contact us on 028 9066 6630 if they wish to make a claim," it said.

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